Mock Test #1 – Road Rules, Signs, and Signals

Driver's Mock Test #1 - Road Rules

#1: When are you allowed you stop on a motorway?

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You may only stop in an emergency or breakdown.

Do not stop on the hard shoulder to either make or receive mobile phone calls.

Highway code rules: 270, 277.

#2: You want to overtake a cyclist on a narrow road. When safe, you should pass the cyclist:

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Overtake only when it is safe and legal to do so. Give motorcyclists, cyclists and horse riders at least as much room as you would when overtaking a car.

Highway code rules: 163, 212, 213.

#3: You are on a motorway. Unless signs show a lower speed limit you must not exceed:

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Unless otherwise posted, you may not exceed 70 mph on a motorway.

National speed limits for cars and motorcycles are: 30 mph (48 km/h) in built-up areas, 60 mph (96 km/h) on single carriageways, and 70 mph (112 km/h) on dual carriageways and motorways.

Highway code rules: 261, 124, 125.

#4: Which is the best place for a rear-facing baby seat?

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Small children should ride in a rear seat in child safety seats approved for their age and size. Rear-facing infant carriers are the safest way to transport an infant and should be used until the child no longer meets the height or weight limit of the particular seat.

A rear-facing baby seat must not be fitted into a seat protected by an active frontal airbag, as in a crash it can cause serious injury or death to the child.

Highway code rule: 101.

#5: At toucan crossings you should be aware of pedestrians and:

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Toucan crossings are light-controlled crossings which allow cyclists and pedestrians to share crossing space and cross at the same time. They are push-button operated. Pedestrians and cyclists will see the green signal together. Cyclists are permitted to ride across.

Highway code rules: 25, 80.

#6: What is a main cause of car skids?

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Skidding is usually caused by the driver braking, accelerating or steering too harshly or driving too fast for the road conditions. A road that is normally safe can become dangerous when it is slippery. Slow down to a speed at which you can control the car.

Highway code rule: 119.

#7: Another road user drives up by your side and behaves aggressively. It may be a good idea to do all of the following, except:

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Do not make the situation worse. Try to be understanding if other road users cause problems. Do not allow yourself to become agitated or involved if someone is behaving badly on the road.

Highway code rule: 147.

#8: When a left-hand pavement is temporarily closed due to repairs it is important to:

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A pavement may be closed temporarily because it is not safe to use. A pedestrian may be directed to walk in or to cross the road.

Highway code rule: 35.

#9: Why should you allow more space in front of your vehicle when following a large vehicle?

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Large vehicles can block your view. Your ability to see and to plan ahead will be improved if you pull back to increase your separation distance.

If you are following too close, be aware that the driver may not be able to see you in the mirrors.

Pulling back is a good idea to both see and be seen.

Highway code rules: 126, 222.

#10: You are at traffic lights wishing to make a right turn. Which light indicates that you have priority over opposing traffic?

 
 
 
 
You may proceed in the direction of the green arrow when it, or the full green light shows. A directional green filter arrow means that you have priority over traffic as their lights will be on red when you make the turn. Always check that opposing traffic has stopped before proceeding.

Highway code rule: 177.

#11: What are the most effective ways to counter sleepiness on a long journey?

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The most effective ways to counter sleepiness are to drink, for example, two cups of caffeinated coffee and to take a short nap (at least 15 minutes).

Highway code rules: 91, 262.

#12: When approaching a junction to make a right turn and oncoming traffic prevents you from making the turn right away, you should:

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Slow down and stop if necessary. Make sure it is safe to turn. Wait until there is a safe gap between you and any oncoming vehicle. Watch out for cyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians and other road users.

Check your mirrors and blind spot again to make sure you are not being overtaken, then make the turn.

Highway code rule: 179.

#13: You want to turn left ahead. There is a cyclist just in front of you. You should:

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Do not overtake just before you turn left and watch out for traffic coming up on your left before you make the turn.

Highway code rules: 182, 163, 167.

#14: At road junctions, which of the following are most vulnerable?

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The most vulnerable road users are pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and horse riders.

Highway code rule: 204.

#15: What are the marked areas in the picture called?

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Be aware that mirrors do not cover all areas and there will be blind spots. You must turn your head and glance over your shoulder.

Highway code rule: 161.

#16: A driver suddenly cuts in front of you. You are forced to brake hard. What should you do?

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Try to be understanding if other road users cause problems - they may be inexperienced or not know the area well. Anyone can make a mistake.

Highway code rule: 147.

#17: When driving at dusk or dawn, you should switch your headlights on:

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Use dipped headlights, or dim-dip if fitted, in dull daytime weather, to ensure that you can be seen.

Highway code rules: 115, 226.

#18: When being followed by an ambulance showing a flashing blue beacon you should:

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When emergency and incident support vehicles approach do not panic. Consider the route of such a vehicle and take appropriate action to let it pass, while complying with all traffic signs. If necessary, pull to the side of the road and stop, but try to avoid stopping before the brow of a hill, a bend or narrow section of road.

Highway code rule: 219.

#19: What should the driver of the car approaching the crossing do?

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As you approach a zebra crossing, look out for pedestrians waiting to cross and be ready to slow down or stop to let them cross. Do not wave or use your horn to invite pedestrians across - this could be dangerous if another vehicle is approaching. Those with disabilities or walking difficulties require more time to cross the road. Be patient and allow them to cross in their own time. Do not hurry them by revving your engine or edging forward.

Highway code rules: 194, 195.

#20: What is true about alcohol?

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Any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive safely. It affects judgement of speed, distance and risk. It reduces co-ordination and slows down reactions. It also gives a false sense of confidence.

Highway code rule: 95.

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How to Use Mock Test to Prepare for Your Driving Licence Exam

This first multiple-choice test has 20 questions about road rules, signs, and signals. You should correctly answer 17 of these questions before continuing. Result is shown at the end of the test!

Like all of our mock tests, questions are drawn from a larger pool – a different pool for each mock test!

U.K. Highway Code

Remember, you need to know most of the road rules found in the U.K. Highway Code to pass the exam.

The Highway Code is also an excellent source later in life, when you need to check facts or refresh your knowledge.

Study Tips

When you study the Highway Code, use notes to rewrite information with your own words. The longer, the better.

Scribbling down road rules with your own words triggers a reflecting process which helps you learn faster and better.

If possible, discuss rules, questions, and answers with a teacher or a parent. They can give you helpful advice or insights. After studying the code or handbooks, take as many practice tests as you need. Mock questions will cover all areas necessary to pass the DVSA examination. But remember, quality first, quantity second. Don’t try to memorise answers. Focus on true understanding.

You will most likely miss one or two questions on each mock test. Understand why you miss a question and try to find patterns in your weaknesses. Did you read too quickly? Did you jump at an answer without reading all options? Or did you simply not know the answer?

The best learning comes from drilling your weaknesses to perfection.

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